1More’s new PistonBuds Pro Q30 have a similar look to AirPods with active noise cancellation (ANC) and spatial audio, but it’s their rock-bottom $50 price that stands out. As part of the launch, 1More has dropped the price to $40 for a limited time, making these wireless earbuds even more attractive. The PistonBuds Pro Q30 are available in white/gold or black/gold combo.
In the past, 1More has favored stemless designs for its PistonBuds lineup, but this time the company has opted for a stem-based approach. If you’ve tried PistonBuds before and found them to be a bad fit, this new size may be a better option.
Inside the buds are 10mm diamond-like carbon (DLC) drivers that 1More claims will deliver “powerful bass and vibrant vocals,” and three microphones per side. The mic powers the earbuds’ ANC modes, which include transparency, wind noise resistance mode, and an adaptive mode. With the help of AI-enabled voice recognition algorithms, 1More promises that the new PistonBuds will deliver clear calls.
Although the PistonBuds Pro Q30 are not designed as sports wireless earbuds, the PistonBuds Pro Q30 do have an IPX5 rating for water resistance, which makes them resistant to sweat and occasional splashes when cleaned and dried after each use. Will be adequately protected from.
Battery life is rated at 7.5 hours with ANC off, and the supplied charging case can extend it to 30 hours. A fast-charging system can charge the earbuds for up to an additional two hours after just 10 minutes. Unfortunately, wireless charging is one feature that didn’t make this price cut.
There’s an optional low-latency mode for gaming applications, and the 1More Music app can enable a spatial audio feature for “360-degree listening.” Bluetooth 5.3 is supported with Bluetooth Multipoint for simultaneous connection of two devices.
We’ll let you know if they make our best budget wireless earbuds and headphones list as soon as we get a chance to try them out.